Juwan Gary, a 6-foot-5 forward from Columbia, S.C., has told local media at the Peach Jam in Augusta, Ga., that he has committed to sign with the University of Alabama in November. The commitment was first reported by The State newspaper in Columbia.
Gary chose Alabama over the hometown University of South Carolina, even though former Gamecock players and other supporters had campaigned on social media to keep him at home in recent weeks. He joins forward Diante Smith, who committed to Alabama on July 4, in this year’s recruiting class. The Crimson Tide is continuing to recruit several players, including in-state stars Kira Lewis of Hazel Green and Trendon Watford of Mountain Brook.
Gary is rated a top 100 player by most scouting services and has a No. 67 national ranking from 247Sports.
“It felt like home,” Gary said of Alabama in an interview with 247Sports. He also cited the presence of Tevin Mack, a native of South Carolina who is currently on the Alabama roster, as a contributing factor.